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Parker, Postman, and Pooh: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 51

A 30-year-old book remains intensely relevant for today's world, Gwen rediscovers Dorothy Parker AND reading Pooh to her pre-schooler and Frank raps!...(sort of).Read More ›

Remembering the Future: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 49

This week, it's all in how you look at it. Feminism, space, time, language, aliens, and a whole lot more.Read More ›

LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Club: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 45

Gwen and Frank welcome Casey Maher, leader of the LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Crew meetup! They discuss everything from technology and gaming to science fiction (of course) right on up to Hemingway.Read More ›

And Then There Was Chekhov: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 43

We discuss reading (and acting!) Anton Chekhov, the influence of Agatha Christie, and the controversial merits of Go, Dog. Go!Read More ›

Summer Reading Challenge! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 42

It's time for our second-ever Summer Reading Challenge! In this super short episode Gwen and Frank announce their challenges to each other ahead of time so you can read along with them.Read More ›

Attack of the Killer Spelling Bees: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 40

Our annual spelling bee, words we can't pronounce, a trio of music recommendations, and of course what we're reading now. Read More ›

American Passions: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 37

The triumph and tragedy of Jim Thorpe, the difficulty of Henry James, and the ferocity of Emily Dickinson and Camille Paglia. Bonus: Barbra Streisand's underground wonderland!Read More ›

The Jefferson Market University: Spring 2015

Browse the course catalog of our upcoming free classes in history, literature and the arts.Read More ›

The Jefferson Market University: Fall 2014

Come to Jefferson Market this fall to attend one of our courses.Read More ›

The Jefferson Market University: Spring 2014

The Jefferson Market Library is pleased to offer the following free courses for the spring semester, 2014.Read More ›

The NYPL Photo Booth Comes to the Jefferson Market Library!

People come to the Jefferson Market Library for a wide variety of reasons:  to sit and study in a beautiful, quiet space or to pickup their holds or to take a continuing education course in science, art and languages—these among many other reasons! Now you, the visitor to this historic NYPL branch library in Greenwich Village, can commemorate your visit because we now have the NYPL traveling photo booth!  

The photo booth, previously at the Mid-Manhattan Library, offers patrons preselected options for what 

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My Library: Philosophy Class

The Jefferson Market Library continues to offer multi-session courses in subjects taught by college professors — just like you'd take in an adult continuing education program at a university. Recently we offered a free six-session Introduction to Western Philosophy course. Here's what two participants in that course, Carlos and Shaan, had to say:

Carlos

What did you think of the philosophy course?

It was great to get an overview, to look at all these different philosophers — it 

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The Jefferson Market Library Free Classroom: Spring 2012

Jefferson Market Library, in an effort to offer substantive courses that teach the subjects you want to learn, is thrilled to offer its Spring Semester! Each course offers multiple sessions so students can build their knowledge as the course advances, class by class, guided by an experienced professor! And it's all free! Take a look:

Remember (just like in college) — for all courses requiring pre-registration — students are expected to attend all sessions to achieve the maximum 

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Let Tennessee Williams Help You

Needless to say (but apparently I’m saying it anyway!), one can be moved, changed, and inspired by words. Or disgusted, angered, and bored — but that’s a different blog post — or is it?

There is a character in the Tennessee Williams's play The Night of the Iguana (played by Deborah Kerr in the movie and pictured below) who 

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My Library: Debbie

Debbie is a literary agent and all-around superpatron at Jefferson Market.

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The Ticketless Traveler: Suburbia

Whether you grew up there or just read about it in books or seen it in the movies, Suburbia is a most definite and unique place.  With these books, movies and CDs you can visit without ever having to take the Long Island Railroad!  So if you did grow up there—maybe it’s time to go home again. And if you didn’t—scroll through this list and see what you missed!

Movies Edward Scissorhands Satirical, but loving, view of the 'burbs—a fairy tale too! ... Read More ›

My Library: Karoline

Karoline Barwinski is currently teaching our 4 session Intro to Yoga series.  Here's the interview we did with her:

How were you introduced to yoga and what motivated you to integrate it into your life? 

My father actually inspired me to take my first

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The Ticketless Traveler: Los Angeles, California

Ready to get away? Craving some Hollywood glamour? The roiling surf of Malibu? The sunny So-Cal lifestyle? Well, pop in one of these CDs, throw on one of these movies and open up one of these books and you'll be THERE!

Movies

Model Shop A directionless drifter spots a beautiful model on the streets of Los Angeles...

Inventing LA: the Chandlers and their Times The darkness and light of LA's most powerful family.

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The Haunted Library

A library patron (Marie Hansen, Young Adult Librarian) is returning her overdue items at the Jefferson Market Library in New York City. She soon discovers the library to be inhabited only by a strange and terrifying Ghoul (Frank Collerius, Branch Manager)! Created for The New York Public Library.

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Non-Print Indie Film Series: Ken Kimmelman

Emmy Award winning filmmaker Ken KimmelmanThe finale of the Indie Film Series presents Emmy Award winning filmmaker Ken Kimmelman.  Here's our interview with him:   What film/directors inspire you?   There are so many to mention, but I'll name a few: Kurosawa, for the way he can compose a frame—think of Ran - and can get to such a dynamic relation of intensity and repose. I ... Read More ›
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